Gears of War 3 Easter Eggs

Gears of War 3 and easter eggs are a match made in gamer heaven. What developer Epic says will be the most secret-filled entry into the series yet isn’t just business talk, as the amazing video loggers of Game Front have proven in their extensive search for all that is wild, wacky, and a little strange stuck hidden in the cracks of Gears of War 3.

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Easter Eggs

Assembly Line Malfunction Easter Egg

  • Start by loading up Act 2 – Chapter 4. Eventually you’ll reach a door with a light up yellow grating. Interact with the door to look inside, and watch the madness unfold.

Gold Chicken

Before heading to the CIC and meeting with Prescott, run towards two large open pipes on the ships’ deck. Press “X” to make Marcus yell into the pipe to your right, then the left. Turn around and back-track to two more pipes near the entrance to this fight. Press “X” near the right pipe, then the left pipe with the bails of hay between them. A chicken will pop out of the last pipe. Shoot it and it will transform into a giant, fire-breathing chicken.

Picture of Dom and Maria

Play as Dom in Multiplayer, and make a game on Mercy. Near one of the windows, you’ll find a picture of Dom and Maria, but it’s barely visible. Shoot it and Dom will react — check our video for more details.

The Cluckshot

The Cluckshot – Act 1 Chapter 1

Mad World Song

Play on the multiplayer map Gridlock. You may notice the area is covered in ash corpses. Don’t touch or shoot a single one — next round, you’ll hear the song so famously used in the original Gears of Wars commercial.

Find the Dancing Wretch

Ticker Battle Cutscene

During the campaign, reach Act 2 Chapter 4. Eventually you’ll reach a room with tickers in cages. Don’t just run by, instead search for an area that’s been blocked off with some Ticker graffiti. Near the graffiti, search for a bright light that can be interacted with. Hit that “X” button to see something special.

Slides are fun!

During the campaign, make it to Act 1 Chapter 3 where you’ll find a children’s playground. Climb up a slide to find a Children’s Diary collectible, but that’s not all. Step up to the slide and interact to have a little fun between the grim and gritty combat.

Cole Train Cereal and Hat

Another campaign Easter Egg, find this one in Act 1 Chapter 3, but before you reach the playground. This time, it’s in the super market. Look around in the sporting goods section, where you’ll find a special cereal with Cole Train’s face on the front. You can interact with the cereal for an audio recording, but that isn’t the only Easter Egg. Before entering the playground, look on the back of a truck to find a unique hat, interact with that and Cole will wear it.

Pig Cook-Out

On the multiplayer map Gridlock, run up the stairs on the western side of the map, up into the balcony area. From there, search for a boarded up window and look inside. You’ll see a glowing red light and scattered ash corpses. Blast the corpses to clear them out of the way, and you’ll see a delicious pig roast. You can even shoot the handle to make it spin.

Thrashball Tables

Keep an eagle eye out for Foosball Tables anywhere during the campaign. Interact for a funny surprise. You can find one table in Act 1 Chapter 1, as well as in Act 1 Chapter 3.

Vending Machine Madness

Back in Act 1 Chapter 1, after meeting Jace for the first time while he’s pounding on a vending machine, wait for the cutscene to end. Use Marcus to interact with the machine to kick it and get yourself an expired candy bar.

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11 Comments on Gears of War 3 Easter Eggs

Waterbuffel

On September 24, 2011 at 10:15 am

Got another very funny one to share:

Cluckshot!
In act 4, chapter 2 (I believe) you have to climb a tower for Griffin to get his cablecart and stuff back. After you reach the top and try to move the cart, it will be stuck with a cable. You have to enter an area after that by climbing through barbed wires. Here you get attacked by a lot of lambent humans, kill them. Afterwards don’t head right into the building yet, but instead keep going forwards. You’ll see a stack of 2 boxes, 1 barrel en 1 ammo box on top. Kick the boxes, and you’ll see the ammo box will fall down off the building.
Suddenly Marcus will screaming something like ‘airdrop incoming!’. A Giant Chicken with a red pirate head and surrounded by ammo boxes will fly up and over the balcony. While it flies over, it will poop out 3 cluckshots and fly away. The cluckshot is a boomshot, but shoots chickens instead of rockets. One of the best easter eggs I’ve ever seen and made me laugh :)

Fall Back

On September 26, 2011 at 11:07 pm

The Cluckshot can also be found on the first level after fighting the Golden Chicken. After reading the disc head and fighting the labent. when you arrive at the lift again don’t continue head to the wall that is in the opposite direction to go. hop over the barrier and climb the stairs. There will be a body at the to that has the Cluckshot next to it.

Fall Back

On September 26, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Also found it on Insane difficulty.

Nebraska

On September 29, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Also, in the supermarket, when you click on Coles cereal display and it says “cole train loves whole grain” keep clicking on it for about a minute. it will finally switch and go into Cole’s speech from GoW2

WHOOAA!!

On October 12, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I have seen a video saying that you need 100 kills total as a team in one round to get Cole’s rap from GOW1 to play. I heard that people got this before but didn’t know how, So me and a friend have tried this ourselves and it was actually true, however you can only hear it vaguely and it is blocked out by gunfire, so you need to turn the music and effects audio fully up while keeping the dialogs low.

So requirements are:
Play on trashball
Do Not shoot down the scoreboard.
Get 100 kills in ONE round as a team.
For every 20 kills made, you hear a noise and on the 100th you will hear Cole’s rap from GOW1

Ryan Colpitts

On November 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm

DOUBLE BARRELL CHICKEN ARCADE GAME
1.Start on act 4 scene 1 (the level where you get the secret achivement for not hitting any ash people) go untill you get to the part with the lancers attached to the barrel (DO NOT TOUCH A SINGLE ASH PERSON). After the guns stop follow the ash man untill you see him running again. Keep to the left hand side of the level until you see some red graffiti ( I forget what it says)but it is on the left hand side before you make the turn and head towards the shopping cart with the propane tanks in it. Get a scoped weapon out (Boltok works best but anything besides a shotty will do)to the left hand side of the graffiti there should be a massive crack in the wall. Aim up and left slightly and you should see a ledge (or window opening) in the very bottom corner (kinda tricky to spot at first, but once you find it, it will be easily seen if you wanna show people this) is a cog soldiers helmet. Shoot it untill it turns into a puff of smoke. After that, go past the wall with the graffiti and stay to the left hand side, at the end of the wall a door should now be open, inside is a hammer of dawn and an arcade game that is interactive, kick it 3 times and it should turn on, Hit Blue and enjoy! Make sure you are quick, the power only stays on the game for about 30 seconds. As a side note, if you are quick after you shoot the helmet and look around the graffiti wall you can see the doorway break open and some flowers and will fly in the air. Have fun guys, if you want me to show you, msg me on XBL —> MAGGOTx

Ryan Colpitts

On November 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm

DOUBLE BARRELL CHICKEN ARCADE GAME
1.Start on act 4 scene 1 (the level where you get the secret achivement for not hitting any ash people) go untill you get to the part with the lancers attached to the barrel (DO NOT TOUCH A SINGLE ASH PERSON). After the guns stop follow the ash man untill you see him running again. Keep to the left hand side of the level until you see some red graffiti ( I forget what it says)but it is on the left hand side before you make the turn and head towards the shopping cart with the propane tanks in it. Get a scoped weapon out (Boltok works best but anything besides a shotty will do)to the left hand side of the graffiti there should be a massive crack in the wall. Aim up and left slightly and you should see a ledge (or window opening) in the very bottom corner (kinda tricky to spot at first, but once you find it, it will be easily seen if you wanna show people this) is a cog soldiers helmet. Shoot it untill it turns into a puff of smoke. After that, go past the wall with the graffiti and stay to the left hand side, at the end of the wall a door should now be open, inside is a hammer of dawn and an arcade game that is interactive, kick it 3 times and then it will come to life, hit blue and enjoy! The Game only lasts about 30 seconds, so kill fast!! If you want me to show you, add me on XBL MAGGOTx CORPSE (All caps, little “x” one space) or go on youtube and watch it, i find it’s better when you see it the first time for yourself! As a side note, if you hurry after you shoot the helmet, go around the graffiti wall and look where the door should be, you will see smoke and some flower fireworks. Have fun guys, see you on the battle field!!

SEX BOMB

On December 11, 2011 at 6:37 pm

SEX BOMB SEX BOMB BABY YOUR MY SEX BOMB, SEX BOMB!

That Guy

On December 14, 2011 at 2:41 am

During the defend the fort mission with hoffman during the scene where one player has to cover the other while they go out with the truck to get anya and sam the person who is covering them in the fort should look at the piece of cover there in at the start (its behind you) for a GOW2 Reference

That Guy

On December 14, 2011 at 2:55 am

That guy here again! ok during the prolouge mission with marcus having his dream at the start of the fighting with dom MAKE SURE that you stick by doms side through out the scene (works better in co-op) and wait till near the end of the fight and dom should say YO . After the next cut scence every main cog character u meet will have Doms beard through out the chapter! (you have to hear Dom say YO for this to work,this does require a few trys but its best to look it up on youtube and see it work) have fun !!!!!!!!!!!

That Guy

On December 21, 2011 at 2:57 am

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm………peanuts